Just select one of over 300 scales and XotoPad will calculate the most important triads and four note chords. Jam around freely - you will always play on the safe side. And of course you can use your DAW to record the MIDI notes straightaway.
Whether you want to automate pan or volume in your DAW, play some nice drum fills, or control your MIDI hardware - XotoPad will give you everything you need. Faders, sliders, x/y-controllers, CC pads, MIDI note/chord buttons: It's all there.
Run XotoPad in windowed or full screen mode. Use the transparency setting to keep your DAW in sight. Activate the "always on top" feature to keep XotoPad at hand. The last window settings will be remembered for the next start.
XotoPad gives you four pages to work with. Each page can contain up to 18 x 18 pads. Use copy and paste to transfer pad and page settings without effort. You can load and save both pages and page bundles for different tasks.
Whether you need a page with eight faders, a scale keyboard, or a single x/y-controller: Different setup wizards will help you to build a dedicated controller within seconds.
Is your 88 key MIDI keyboard too heavy for the weekend trip? Does your mixer console fill up your backpack? Thought so. XotoPad will merely add some bytes to your hard disk.
1) Download XotoPad and install it.
2) You will need a "virtual MIDI cable" to send MIDI notes or controller values to your DAW. The free LoopBe1 from nerds.de is highly recommended. Simply install it and it will register itself as a virtual MIDI driver. Set the MIDI out device of XotoPad to LoopBe1. Then open the settings of your DAW / other MIDI software and choose LoopBe1 as MIDI input.
3) Open XotoPad. Click on the numbered buttons to switch between the different pages. Click on "Load/Save" and you will see another view where you can load scales, chords, faders, etc.
You can change the properties of a pad by clicking "Edit". A detailed guide for these settings is available in the manual.
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